Canadian Police issues arrest warrant for Vatican diplomat on pedophilia charges Police in Canada have issued an arrest warrant for a high-ranking Catholic Church official after evidence has emerged that he was uploading child pornography to a pedophile ring over the Christmas Holidays last year.
The high-level Vatican diplomat was found to have been uploading explicit images and videos of children to pedophilia network on the internet.According to Windsor Police, Carlo Capella, 50, was caught distributing after he used the computer in an Ontario church to upload imagery of children being raped to other child abusers on a social networking site whilst he was visiting there last December.
Investigating officers stated that the material Capella was uploading was “some of the worst” they had come across, adding that he had transferred an “unprecedented” amount of child porn to other pedophiles over a 4-day period, with the highest concentration of uploads being on Christmas Day.”In February of 2017, the Windsor Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit received information that originated from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Child Exploitation Coordination Center indicating that a suspect in the city of Windsor had allegedly uploaded child pornography using a social networking website,” police explained.According to RT, Capella is wanted on charges of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography police said. The offenses occurred between December 24 and December 27. CBC reports the pornography is not believed to involve children from the area.Capella is a Vatican diplomat in Washington and was recently recalled after the US State Department said there were “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by one of its diplomats in Washington. While the State Department didn’t identify Capella, the Italian news agency ANSA did, which was later confirmed by other media outlets.While the State Department didn’t identify Capella, the Italian news agency ANSA did, which was later confirmed by other media outlets.Capella has diplomatic immunity, meaning he can’t be prosecuted in the US. The Vatican refused a request to strip Capella of his immunity and said it was investigating the case. It yet unclear if the Vatican is investigating the Windsor case, or if this is a separate incident regarding child pornography.It yet unclear if the Vatican is investigating the Windsor case, or if this is a separate incident regarding child pornography.
The Diocese of London confirmed it helped authorities in an investigation of “possible violations of child pornography laws by using a computer address at a local church.” spokesman Nelson Couto said in a statement, the Windsor Star reports. “No further comments can or will be made, as the Windsor Police Service has asked the Diocese of London not to discuss the investigation.”Capella was born in Italy became a priest in 1993 before entering the Vatican in 2004. He was posted to India and Hong Kong. The Catholic Church has been mired in sexual abuse scandals spanning generations across the world.Pope Francis has said he would employ a zero-tolerance policy over abuse within the church but has been accused of moving too slowly on the issue.A 2013 law signed by the pontiff on crimes related to child pornography says crimes, “even if committed abroad,” carries a prison sentence of up to 12 years. Source